The Jan Wallander Prize

Photo ot the 2017 Jan Wallander Prize, a violin built in 1750 by Michele Deconet in Venice. Photo: Stefan Nilsson.
The 2017 Jan Wallander Prize, a violin built in 1750 by Michele Deconet in Venice. Photo: Stefan Nilsson.

The Bruksfonden foundation (Handelsbanken) and the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm welcomes applications for the Jan Wallander Prize 2017!

On this occasion we welcome applications from anyone who is a registered student at advanced (2nd cycle) level in the autumn term of 2016, with violin as her/his main instrument and with emphasis on Classical Music.

The prize will mean that for one year – with a possibility of extension – you will be able to use a violin manufactured in Venice in 1750 by Michele Deconet. The prize also includes access to a rehearsal room in central Stockholm.

The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

The following is to be enclosed with all applications:

• a birth certificate or equivalent (personbevis)

• a letter/certificate confirming that the applicant is a student as specified above

• a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current main instrument tutor

• a DVD (audio and video) in which the applicant performs both a movement from a Classical sonata and a movement from a concerto or a virtuoso work. The combined playing time should not exceed 20 minutes.

The jury consists of Professor Elina Vähälä (Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe), Professor Olivier Charlier (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) and Professor Cecilia Rydinger Alin, Vice-Chancellor of KMH.

To be valid, applications must be complete when submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact: Ida Lindkvist, administrator on: +46 (0)8 16 18 78, ida.lindkvist@kmh.se.

Applications for the Jan Wallander Prize 2017 must be submitted to KMH in Stockholm by Friday January 13th 2017, at the latest.

Download your application form here

Uppdaterad 2016-10-28